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Pregnancy fitness

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Blog By: Aishwarya Ghumekar

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Exercise during pregnancy is important – and the perfect path to faster postpartum weight loss and recovery. Experts agree, when you’re expecting, it’s important to keep moving: Pregnant women who exercise have less back pain, more energy, a better body image and, post-delivery, a faster return to their pre-pregnancy shape.

Following are some guidelines to follow for pregnancy fitness

Avoid high-risk sports and activities during pregnancy. Extreme and contact sports are out of the question – this isn’t the time for BASE jumping.Any sport where you are highly likely to fall should be postponed until after the baby is born.

Use common sense: If the activity could harm you while you’re not pregnant, then don’t do it while you are pregnant. Low-impact, low-risk, non-contact sports are what you want.

Hydration is always important with exercise. but it is even more so when pregnant. To maintain enough hydration for you and your baby, drink up to 1 pint of liquid before exercising and 1 cup of liquid every 20 minutes during exercise. Even if you don’t feel thirsty afterward, replenish the fluids lost during the exercise.

Also, pay attention to your temperature when you exercise. Overheating your body can lead to exhaustion and other problems. Wear breathable clothing and pay attention to the temperature in the room or outside while training.

If you start to feel too hot, do your cool-down moves another time.

Although your doctor can provide you with a wealth of information about exercising when you are pregnant, don’t ignore the feedback from your own body. Your body knows what it can and can’t handle, so listen.

If you do a form of exercise that your doctor approved, but it doesn’t feel right or even hurts, set down the weights.

Set your right routine and your pregnancy period won’t be stressfull


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